5 medals for Team ON

Ontario had a banner day on Day 2 of competition at the 2019 Canada Winter Games with 2 gold medals and a silver medal in the free technique sprint event.  NTDC Thunder Bay athletes Graham Ritchie (Big Thunder) and Pierre Grall Johnson (Nakketok) took the led at the halfway point of the A Final and didn’t look back after posting the top 2 qualifying times. “The best feeling was sharing this with fellow NTDC Thunder Bay teammate Pierre, our skis were awesome – a huge shout out to the wax techs”.   This is Graham’s second medal of the games after winning a bronze medal in the 10K free technique individual start race yesterday.  The bronze medal also has an Ontario connection with LU Thunderwolves Conor McGovern also on the podium.

NTDC Thunder Bay athlete and LU Thunderwolves Shaylynn Loewen (Georgian Nordic) posted the 4th fastest time in the qualifier and moved through the heats with ease.  Shaylynn had a come from behind push in the final 100 metres to take the gold medal. This is Shay’s first gold medal at a National event.   “Everything lined up today – wax techs did an amazing job and the course suited me well”.

NTDC Coach Camille Cheskey is the Head Coach of the CWG Team Ontario and was thrilled with the results.  Everyone had a great day today with all our athletes qualifying for the heats.  The wax techs outdid themselves and put all the athletes in a great position.

Ontario Paranordic rounded out the medal haul with Kyle Barber of Lively, ON taking a silver medal in the PN standing category 2.5Km free technique and 3-time CWG athlete Tanya Quesnel of Sudbury, ON winning a silver medal in the PN Sitting category 2.5km event.  Patti Kitler, PN coach was pleased with the entire team’s results.





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XCSO Coaches Workshop & AGM – Save the date!

The XCSO Coaching Seminar and AGM will be held on May 31- June 2 in the Ottawa area.  Please mark you calendars and be sure and join us for 3 days of learning and information sharing.

Mono Nordic takes the coveted Club Banner at Youth Champs

Congratulations to Mono Nordic winter of  the Ontario Youth Championships banner.  Close behind in 2nd and 3rd was Highlands Nordic and Team Hardwood.  Great work by all the athletes, coaches & parents!  Thank you to North Bay Nordic for hosting a great event.

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Congratulations to all the athletes, parents, coaches, and volunteers who made this year’s Ontario Youth Championships such a great success!  A special thank you to North Bay Nordic and their team for hosting this event for the past 2 seasons.

Challenging weather conditions made it difficult to ask everyone to delay their travel so that club points could be tallied. Your patience was appreciated.

The 2019 Club Championship Banner goes to Mono Nordic with a total of 60 points!  

Highlands Trailblazers was a close runner up with 54 points, followed by Team Hardwood with 48 points.

We have a lot to be excited about in Ontario with such enthusiastic and dedicated young skiers!

If other clubs are interested in knowing their club points please don’t hesitate to contact me at [email protected]

All the best with the rest of your season!

XCSO accepting bids for 2020/2021 Youth Championships

XCSO is now accepting bids for the 2020/2021 Youth Championships.  Please review the Ontario Youth Championships technical package. Please note ON clubs which operate a CCC Jackrabbit program are eligible to submit a bid.  Deadline for submission is Monday, March 4th at 5pm.  Please contact Liz Inkila or Alan White for more information.

Ontario University Championships hosted by Nipissing University

Ontario University skiing is alive and well in Ontario.   The Ontario University Championships were held in North Bay hosted by Nipissing University in conjunction with an Ontario Cup.  Here is the lowdown!

  • 10 schools represented: Carleton, U Ottawa, U Waterloo, U of Toronto, U of Guelph, Algoma U, Nipissing, Laurentian, Lakehead U, Queens
  • 51 men and 41 women competed in 3 days of racing
  • 13 women’s and 17 men’s teams hit the start line for a 3 X 3.75km relay
  • Carleton Women won their 4th consecutive OUA Championship
  • Lakehead Men won their 2nd consecutive OUA Championship
  • 5 athletes who competed at the OUA Championships will be representing Canada at the FISU Games

FYI: Athletes competing in the Canadian Colleges and Universities National Championships March 13-20 at the Ski Nationals in Gatineau require a CCC race license. Apply here

Collin Cameron – World Champion

Laurentian Nordic’s Collin Cameron wins gold medal at the World Para-Nordic Skiing Championships!  Read the CCC story here.

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Waxing Protocol – OUAs & OCup #5

Please note that the XCSO waxing protocol will be in effect for the Junior B/G and younger age categories for OCup #5.   For this race only, the Open categories will be exempt from this due to the combined OUA and OCup competition.

CCC Jackrabbit Toque Contest!

Sharpen your pencil crayons and get creative Ontario jackrabbits!  CCC toque design contest is back for another great year.  More info here.